Will Farrington

If software is eating the world, automation is keeping it from falling to piece. Automation shouldn't stop with servers. Boxen helps your organization eliminate the routinely manual task of hand-configuring an artisanal development machine. It's a complex problem, and that means sometimes parts of the solution are complex too. In this talk, we explore actually using Boxen to automate your organization's IT needs in a way that doesn't step on your developers' toes.

Presenter Bio:

Will is a developer and operations engineer. Will works on system operations at GitHub, where he spends most of his time slinging Puppet to manage GitHub's extensive production environment where he spends a great deal of time on automating, homogenizing, and improving GitHub's development environments. Prior to GitHub, he spent the previous 3 years using Ruby and Puppet to build and scale massive web services with Highgroove Studios and Rails Machine.

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